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Ethiopia’s Civil War Fueled By Weapons From UN’s Big Powers

By Thalif Deen In Hollywood movies, the legendary Wild West was routinely portrayed with gunslingers, lawmen and villains—resulting in the ultimate showdown between the “good guys and the bad guys”. Linda Thomson-Greenfield, US ambassador to the UN, told the Security Council early this month that the warring parties in the devastating 12-month-long civil war in Ethiopia involve the Ethiopian National Defense Forces, the Eritrean Defense Forces, the Amhara Special Forces, and the Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front. And invoking a Hollywood metaphor, she remarked “there are no good guys here”. The battle is perhaps best characterized as a showdown between one set

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Corrected Version: Vaccine Famine & Its Impact On African Economies

By Ahunna Eziakonwa We are about to start a third year of living with COVID-19. The world’s humanity and solidarity are now at a further test – and yet implications of the absence of solidarity keep us all in the boat of mutations, lockdowns, quarantines and delayed SDGs – denied prosperity for all. 2021 has unearthed a new expression of global inequity: “vaccine nationalism” – itself competing with high with socioeconomic downturns, jobless growth, the climate crisis, and rising poverty. As the pandemic ravages on, with Omicron on the scene, the futility of hoarding takes centre stage as even the heavy

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Art Department PTA

Art Department PTA is an independent rap duo from Pretoria East. DETHRONE is the third  EP project from the two, and the title speaks of how they intend to dethrone anything and anyone sitting at

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Sudan: 15 attacks on health facilities and workers in two months

With the crisis escalating in Sudan, there have been 15 reports of attacks on healthcare workers and health facilities since last November, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.  According to WHO’s Regional Director for the Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Ahmed Al-Mandhari, the Organization is following

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